Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
A total of 64 entrants came out for Event #2: $10,000 PLO at the US Poker Open and play carried on until only six remained at the completion of the day. Finding the chip lead at the end of Day 1 was Jordan Cristos who bagged 2,445,000 chips, almost a million more than his nearest competitor Cary Katz. Cristos is locking up his second cash of the series so far after taking 11th in Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
Among others at the final table are Adam Hendrix, Martin Zamani, Manig Loeser and Sean Winter. Winter is making his second final table of the series. With a fourth-place finish or better, Winter will take over the points lead for the series, putting him in the prime position to collect the $100,000 prize. A fifth-place finish would tie him with Stephen Chidwick who won Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em. This early in the series it's still anyone's game though.
Chidwick was among the entrants in today's event not to cash. Other's who didn't make it into the money include Justin Bonomo, Koray Aldemir, Chance Kornuth, Alex Foxen, Joseph Cheong, Jake Schindler, Justin Young, Ryan Riess, Anthony Zinno, Brandon Adams, and Kristen Bicknell to name a few. Adams was the bubble boy of the event, busting when he flopped top set and a straight draw against Adam Hendrix who held aces and the nut flush draw. The turn was brick, but the river gave Hendrix his flush and sent Adams to the rail in 11th place as the last player to walk away without a payday.
The last few to walk away on Day 1 were Anthony Alberto, Ben Yu, Dan Shak, and Brent Roberts. Roberts came into the final seven as the shortest stack but managed to find a few doubles to keep himself alive. In his final hand, Roberts flopped trips in a limp pot. Action checked around and on the turn, Roberts put in most of his stack. Martin Zamani called and the on the river, Roberts moved all in. Zamani quickly called. Roberts rivered a full house, nines full of deuces, but Zamani had turned a better full house to finish play for the day.
Here's a look at how the final six players stack up:
Currently, all players left alive are guaranteed at least $38,400 but everyone is fighting for the first place prize of $179,200. Action will kick back off at 1 p.m. local time and the live stream of the event will begin at 2 p.m. local time on PokerGo. Subscribe to PokerGO for just $10 a month or $99 a year to watch nine straight days of U.S. Poker Open final table action plus PokerGO’s full catalog of programming.
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Cary Katz limped in and Brent Roberts completed in the small blind. Martin Zamani checked his option in the big blind.
The flop was and all three players checked to see the on the turn. There, Roberts led out for 175,000 leaving himself with less than 100,000 behind. Zamani called.
"Thank god you called," Katz said. "If you didn't I might've had to."
Katz then folded and the came on the river. Roberts moved all in and Zamani quickly called.
"Nine-deuce," Roberts said, announcing his hand. Zamani was holding though for a better full house and that would send Roberts to the rail in 7th place.
Play is now finished for the day and a full recap will be available shortly.
Cary Katz opened to 120,000 from the cutoff, Brent Roberts called from the big blind, leaving around 280,000 behind. The flop came down , Roberts checked to Kats who instantly put Roberts all in.
Roberts picked up his cards and threw them in the muck, giving the pot to the late in the day table bully, Katz.
Cary Katz limped in under the gun for 50,000 and Jordan Cristos called in the hijack. Sean Winter called in the small blind and Manig Loeser checked his option in the big blind.
The flop was and all four players checked to see the on the turn. There, action checked to Cristos who put out a bet of 125,000. Katz was the only caller.
The river was the and both players checked it down. Katz turned up his for a missed spade draw and two pair, but Cristos had it beat with for three nines. With that he would take down the pot and move over two million chips.
Jordan Cristos opened to 140,000 from the cutoff, Martin Zamani called from the small blind and Sean Winter three-bet to 560,000. Cristos and Zamani quickly folded to the raise of Winter, sending the pot in his direction.
Cary Katz limped in from the cutoff for 40,000. Jordan Cristos completed in the small blind. Brent Roberts was in the big blind and he checked his option.
Everyone checked on the flop and the came on the turn. There, Cristos led out with a bet of 130,000. Roberts called while Katz got away.
The river was the and both players checked.
"Ace," Cristos said showing . Roberts flashed a pair of queens and some missed draws so Cristos took down the pot.
Just moments after doubling through Adam Hendrix, Brent Roberts finds himself all in again. Roberts opened to 140,000 from early position, Sean Winter announced pot from the cutoff and Roberts called his 300,000 stack, players turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Roberts took down the pot with his three queens, doubling through Winter.